Raffensperger, who is running for reelection, appeared on CBS’ “Face the Nation” and noted that the U.S. does not have a Constitutional amendment to prevent noncitizens from voting as cities try to push for their right to vote.
“Now you see cities are trying to push noncitizen voting,” Raffensperger said. “I believe only American citizens should be participating in our voting and that’s supported by a wide majority of all Americans.”
New York City passed legislation in December that will allow roughly 800,000 noncitizens who have been lawful permanent residents of the city for at least 30 days to vote in local elections.
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